How Can You Tell You Are on the West Coast?

We had a great weekend out in Whistler, snowshoeing in some of the prettiest conditions you can find. The sun was out, it was crisp but not too cold, and we had the trail completely to ourselves.

We stopped for a bagel and cheese out in the wilderness. We sat, just the two of us, munching happily and watching the drips of melt off the trees, warming our backs in the sun and heard this peculiar noise. Was it coyotes? Didn’t seem right. Wolves? Highly unlikely. It sounded kind of …human, but kind of odd that. OK, some things are just hard to explain.  Off we went, trudging along in our snowshoes, around a ridge and along to a bridge. An oddly named bridge we thought but hey. Then it became very clear. The name of the bridge was quite literal. Around the turn we went, and there it was, Bungee Jump Bridge. Doing a pretty good business I would say. The howling of ???. Yes, indeed, people do sound pretty funny as they leap off into the air. The picture is from a wee bit away so it may be hard to see the person as they bob along at the end of the line. Reviews are mixed about whether we would like to give this a try.

The West Coast of Canada is kind of an interesting place. (And thank you to the friends who organized the weekend. We  wouldn’t have done this without them, and it was really generous of them to sort it out, make it so easy and so enjoyable.)

The shawl is a recent completed project, made up of three different hand spun yarns I did up. It is large, falls into the category of a warm shawl for sure. Not sure where it will end up yet, but these things always find a good home.

2 thoughts on “How Can You Tell You Are on the West Coast?

  1. Carole December 6, 2011 / 1:57 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I’m sure one of you should have tried the bridge!!!
    Shawl looks lovely and warm

    • warpandwoofknitting December 8, 2011 / 1:28 am

      Thanks Mom, we really did have fun. Glad you like the shawl, it is a bit itchy in places but it will soften with wear and I like that it is so big. M

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